9 things to do in Prague in April 2022

This article provides a list of fun and interesting activities, attractions and events that you can enjoy in Prague during the month of April, updated for 2022.

Enjoy the St. Matthew’s Fair

This fair has been celebrated since at least the 16th century, so you really get a great taste of a traditional Czech feast – updated for modern times, of course – here! Saint Matthew Fair started in February and will continue until April 25, 2022 at the Prague Holesovice exhibition center. There will be rides, games and live entertainment.

Majales of Prague

At the end of April, this festival will take place in all cities of the country, including Prague. This year the festival will take place on April 23, 2022. There will be a parade through the old town before the concerts start in the early afternoon.

The festival draws a crowd of over 20,000 people, most of whom are university students. But everyone is welcome! The live animations are spread over several stages. The majority of bands each year are Czech, with some Slovak artists.

Tickets cost 500 CZK, and the first time you enter you will receive a wristband so you can leave and come back at any time.

Find tickets and more information here.

Prague Beer Festival

Prague Beer Fest offers visitors the opportunity to taste Czech beer in all its variety. 30 Czech breweries are expected. Price: 100 CZK per day. 200 CZK for the two days. Includes a tasting glass. No need to book, tickets are available the same day.

More information here

Prague Half Marathon

The Prague Half Marathon winds through downtown Prague, through historic neighborhoods on both banks of the Vltava River. It is one of the fastest marathon courses on the IAAF circuit.

More information here

Prague Easter Markets

Prague’s Easter markets are open daily in Old Town Square. Wooden huts display traditional handicrafts, such as glassware, embroidered lace, jewelry, and hand-painted Easter eggs. Local food and drinks are also available: sausages, hams on the spit, pastries, Czech beer and mulled wine.

We wrote about the markets here

Mediterranean cuisine – Festival

The annual Mediterranean Food Festival is held in Smichovska Naplavka on April 9, an embankment on the left bank of the river. Taste specialties of French, Italian, Spanish, Greek and Croatian cuisine, including grilled fish, oysters, paella, lamb skewers, olives, figs, falafels and various cheeses and wines.

More info on their FB page. here


Febiofest is an international film festival showcasing the best cinema releases of the past year. The festival focuses on feature films, although short, documentary, experimental and animation films are also present. This year, the festival runs from April 19 to April 28.

Find the whole program on the official site


From April 22-24, fans of science fiction, fantasy and horror will enjoy this three-day international festival dedicated to video games, board games, movies, TV shows, comics, books, paintings and more. Again.

Find the whole program on the official site


An ancient folk holiday, Witches’ Night is a cross between Halloween and May Day and marks the end of winter and the beginning of spring. The effigy of a witch, said to resemble winter (or perhaps a historical reference to the witch hunt) is burned at pyres atop hills across the country.

In Prague, there is usually a lantern parade starting on April 30 at 7 p.m. in Lesser Town Square, continuing to Kampa Park for a witches’ fire around 8 p.m.

Berta D. Wells